Little League Opening Day Is Home Run

On Saturday morning, starting at 10 a.m., Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs will be closed to traffic, but that doesn’t mean the street won’t be packed. In fact, it will be bursting with color, as all the kids from the Martha’s Vineyard Little League celebrate in uniform the opening day parade, beginning at the Oak Bluffs police station, running down Circuit avenue and finishing at Veira Park.

Little League Champions Take Center Field

One game ended with a huge hit to center right field driving in the winning run and the other game ended in a strikeout to secure the lead, but the reactions were much the same. Little League players raced from their dugouts to swarm the teammate who had clinched the win and secured the trophy.

Boys and Girls of Summer

Tuesday night was the first home baseball game of the season for the Sharks and kids from all the little league teams around the Island were invited to take part in the festivities. Teenagers to tee-ballers as tall as a Shark’s backpocket came dressed in their uniforms with gloves at the ready. The competition on the field was first rate. So, too, were the scrambles for foul ball souvenirs.

Little League Creates Big Memories

It’s hard to miss the Astros. Dressed in blazing orange uniforms, the players would stand out in nearly any environment, but against the bright green grass of the regional high school field, the contrast seems all the more dramatic. The Astros, a squad of 14 and 15 year olds, are a bridge, the final stop in Island youth baseball on the way up to the big leagues of high school ball.

Long After the Last Out, First At Bat Still Lingers

A friend’s son recently started playing Little League and my friend was philosophically relaying the fact that his son was playing right field. There was disappointment in his voice. I said that I had heard over the years right field had actually become less the place to hide a poor player and more the place to put a kid with a strong arm, a la Roberto Clemente. I’m not sure where I had heard this.

Little League Parade

Opening day for Martha’s Vineyard Little League is Saturday, April 27, at Veira Park in Oak Bluffs. The events include a parade up Circuit avenue to the field. All the teams will take part in the parade and are asked to meet at the Oak Bluffs police station at 10 a.m., with the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Underdog Tigers Land Little League Title

Underdog Tigers Land Little League Title

Championship Game Held on Saturday at Veira Park

By MAX HART

There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place;
There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face.
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt ‘twas Casey at the bat.

- From Casey at the Bat
by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

In Cubs vs. Athletics, Chicago Namesake Wins Little League

It was the kind of early summer afternoon that was made for baseball.

The smell of freshly cut grass blended with that of grilling hots dogs and hamburgers during the Vineyard Little League championships at Veira Park on Saturday, while the dust kicked up by the infielders was quickly cleared away by a swiftly moving ocean breeze.

Little League All-Stars Hit the Road

Maybe you’ve seen them when you drive past Veira Park in Oak Bluffs or Nunes Field in Edgartown. You might have heard the metal clinks of their bats connecting with a fast-moving — relatively speaking, Dustin Pedroia would send it right over the fence — pitch, or maybe the booming voices of their coaches calling out plays from across the field.

Maybe you’ve seen them when you drive past Veira Park in Oak Bluffs or Nunes Field in Edgartown. You might have heard the metal clinks of their bats connecting with a fast-moving — relatively speaking, Dustin Pedroia would send it right over the fence — pitch, or maybe the booming voices of their coaches calling out plays from across the field. What you might not have seen or heard, though, are the sounds of actual game play.

Tigers Clip Cardinals, but Community Soars at Little League Championship

The game was in hand for coach J. Ernie Chaves’s Tigers team on Saturday during the Martha’s Vineyard Little League championship game at Veira Park in Oak Bluffs, when one of his players hit a line drive foul ball that sent him scurrying for cover as he stood on the third base line.

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